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. four sundays. used to be five. but back in the sixth century one of the popes said that is too long. so it goes from the 30th of november up to christmas eve. >> that is advent. i see. so it's a time of arrival coming preparation. >> the color is purple. now going to royal blue. anticipating of the kingship of christ. three things. one is about some dread. it's dark. it's cold. you are supposed to reflect inward. when you reflect inward you say what if god comes and kaboom? it's also in this time of stillness and preparation but at the core of it advent is a time of hope. that is the expectation. that is the four sunday's theme. >> hope and joy and love and i think peace is at the end. >> peace is at the end. candles. this is an interesting thing. there is a wreath in most churches now. and there are three purple candles and one pink one i think. this is sort of a new thing that has caught on. each candle you light an advent wreath. now the wreath goes back to it's always scandinavians and germans. they came up with the circular wreath made of bows and then they would light candles in t
in just one moment. please join us back here on mosaic. have a love for skating. it all started when i was little and my dad took me to our local rink.. that love of skating took me to the olympics. i also have a love for reading. i remember my mom reading to me at night. those stories helped me reach for the stars as i drifted off to sleep. that's why i've joined with reading is fundamental, america's largest children's literacy group. together we inspire children to become life-long readers, so they can go for the gold. go to rif dot org, and inspire a child to read today. >>> welcome back to mosaic. we're in the middle of a wonderful conversation with new clergy that have joined us here in the bay area and we have with us rabbi from san francisco and also another rabbi danny gotlet. we were talking earlier about how the different way it is bay area is a ewe feek place for connection and i wonder if we could have some conversation about what you see and what you're doing in particular in your congregational settings about what it means about community and what it means to bring peopl
is indian. he is now with us permanently in the arch diocese. we are very thankful for that. of course he has a great knowledge and experience and history of india. i would like to start by welcoming you and thanking you. >> thank you. >> thanking you for all you do for people in the diocese. give us a history perhaps of how you got here to the united states. what kind of a journey was that for you? >> it has been a beautiful journey of discovery and also a sense of fulfillment for me. i originally came to the united states to do a ph.d degree at marquette university in milwaukee in american literature. my dissertation was on wallace stevens. >> oh, my. very good. excellent. >> then my family having moved to this country -- >> the reason you came because you got the ph.d, you told me you were originally a jerusalem ewe it. >> i was. >> then you became a diocese priest. >> yes. >> jesuits are involved in academics. that's why you got the ph.d. >> as the joke goes jesuits take the world and take practice and put those worlds into practice. >> put it into practice. that is good. >> that is a
oftentimes go into the calling later in life. and they can married. >> that's different. give us a short introduction what what do. >> it's all the applicants. they're called to serve and discerning whether they may be potentially deacons and providing a program of formation over five years that includes course work and ministry both in parishes and the needy part of the archdiocese. >> and what do you do? >> i'm the coordinator of ministry and life of deacon and their wives. and i watch over the transfers, the assignments, the needs, anything that sports the deacons and the ash much diocese and supports their family life. all of that crosses my desk. and we have 68 active deacons and another ten retired. so about 90 all together. and so even those living outside the archdiocese are still my concern because they are ours. >> i don't think a lot of people understand what it is. we call it the permanent -- so how did it come about? you're married men. you have a function in the church. that makes you different right away. so talk a little bit about that history. it's new, isn't it? >> it
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